The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 449 499 515
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +16
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 129 58 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 0.89% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 36 11
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£420 £420 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £391 £456
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 121 £420 - 15
London +41 59 £438 -12.50% 10
City of London +33 29 £413 -21.42% 5
Yorkshire +12 25 £401 +23.23% 1
York +29 24 £401 +3.35% 1
North Yorkshire +28 24 £401 +3.35% 1
South East -3 21 £425 +21.42% 3
Berkshire - 13 £394 - 1
North West +3 7 £413 -3.50%
Reading - 7 £525 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £451 -
South West - 4 £451 -
Swindon - 3 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 -
East of England +8 1 £413 +6.45% 1
Scotland -9 1 £450 -14.28% 1
South Wales -12 1 £300 -14.16%
Wales -15 1 £300 -14.16%
Kent - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £413 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 £450 - 1
Halifax - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 224 (99.56%) F5
2 179 (79.56%) Cisco
3 158 (70.22%) Firewall
4 127 (56.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 126 (56.00%) CheckPoint
6 115 (51.11%) Cisco Certification
7 111 (49.33%) Cisco ASA
8 93 (41.33%) CCNP
9 92 (40.89%) Juniper
10 85 (37.78%) OSPF
10 85 (37.78%) Load Balancing
11 82 (36.44%) Blue Coat
12 78 (34.67%) Network Security
13 77 (34.22%) BIG-IP
14 74 (32.89%) BGP
15 70 (31.11%) DNS
16 67 (29.78%) VMware
17 66 (29.33%) Cisco IOS
18 63 (28.00%) ITIL
19 57 (25.33%) CCSE
20 53 (23.56%) Linux
20 53 (23.56%) HP
21 52 (23.11%) DHCP
22 50 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
23 47 (20.89%) NetScreen
24 45 (20.00%) Citrix
25 43 (19.11%) E-Commerce
25 43 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
26 42 (18.67%) Infoblox
27 40 (17.78%) WAN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.22%) IIS
2 4 (1.78%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.89%) Apache
4 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.44%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (3.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (70.22%) Firewall
2 127 (56.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 111 (49.33%) Cisco ASA
4 85 (37.78%) OSPF
5 78 (34.67%) Network Security
6 77 (34.22%) BIG-IP
7 74 (32.89%) BGP
8 70 (31.11%) DNS
9 66 (29.33%) Cisco IOS
10 52 (23.11%) DHCP
11 50 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 47 (20.89%) NetScreen
13 40 (17.78%) WAN
14 34 (15.11%) LAN
15 29 (12.89%) DMVPN
15 29 (12.89%) VPN
16 28 (12.44%) SSL
17 20 (8.89%) Junos
18 19 (8.44%) Wireless
19 18 (8.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.33%) MySQL
2 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) OLTP
3 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (15.56%) Finance
2 9 (4.00%) Games
3 7 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.67%) Retail
5 5 (2.22%) Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Legal
6 2 (0.89%) Back Office
6 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 60 (26.67%) Consultant
3 35 (15.56%) Network Consultant
3 35 (15.56%) Network Specialist
4 28 (12.44%) Security Specialist
5 26 (11.56%) Network Security Specialist
6 18 (8.00%) Architect
7 13 (5.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.44%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.00%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.00%) Firewall Consultant
10 8 (3.56%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (3.56%) Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Monitoring Specialist
11 7 (3.11%) Network Security Consultant
12 6 (2.67%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (2.67%) Security Designer
12 6 (2.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 6 (2.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.67%) CSS
2 12 (5.33%) Middleware
3 7 (3.11%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.33%) Web Services
5 1 (0.44%) REST
5 1 (0.44%) WSDL
5 1 (0.44%) SOAP
5 1 (0.44%) XSD
5 1 (0.44%) Java EE
5 1 (0.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.56%) Fat Client
2 26 (11.56%) Thin Client
3 19 (8.44%) User Experience
4 13 (5.78%) PKI
5 12 (5.33%) Cryptography
5 12 (5.33%) Visualisation
6 11 (4.89%) Mobile App
6 11 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (4.89%) CESG
7 8 (3.56%) Online Games
8 6 (2.67%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.33%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.89%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.44%) Tandem
12 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.44%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.56%) Linux
2 33 (14.67%) Windows
3 11 (4.89%) Windows Phone 8
3 11 (4.89%) Windows Phone
3 11 (4.89%) Android
3 11 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (4.89%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.33%) UNIX
7 2 (0.89%) Debian
7 2 (0.89%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.89%) MVS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.78%) Load Balancing
2 63 (28.00%) ITIL
3 43 (19.11%) E-Commerce
4 34 (15.11%) Network Monitoring
5 30 (13.33%) Network Management
6 27 (12.00%) Network Design
7 25 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 24 (10.67%) Service Management
9 21 (9.33%) Mentoring
10 18 (8.00%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.33%) Change Management
11 12 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (4.89%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (4.89%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.89%) Time Management
13 10 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.00%) Line Management
14 9 (4.00%) Performance Management
15 7 (3.11%) ITIL V3
16 6 (2.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.78%) C
2 4 (1.78%) SQL
3 3 (1.33%) Lisp
4 2 (0.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 115 (51.11%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (41.33%) CCNP
3 57 (25.33%) CCSE
4 29 (12.89%) Security Cleared
5 22 (9.78%) CCNA
5 22 (9.78%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.22%) CCIE
7 9 (4.00%) CISSP
7 9 (4.00%) Degree
8 8 (3.56%) JNCIS
8 8 (3.56%) CCSA
9 7 (3.11%) CCDP
10 5 (2.22%) HP ASE
11 4 (1.78%) CCSP
12 3 (1.33%) ACSP
13 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.89%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.44%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.78%) SLA
2 12 (5.33%) QA
3 8 (3.56%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.44%) GPG13
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) COBIT
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (8.44%) ProxySG
4 17 (7.56%) vSphere
5 11 (4.89%) Firmware
6 10 (4.44%) XenServer
6 10 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.22%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.33%) vCloud
9 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.44%) XenApp
9 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (8.89%) OPNET
2 10 (4.44%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (3.11%) OpenView
4 6 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.22%) Puppet
6 3 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.33%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.89%) SCOM
7 2 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 224 (99.56%) F5
2 179 (79.56%) Cisco
3 126 (56.00%) CheckPoint
4 92 (40.89%) Juniper
5 82 (36.44%) Blue Coat
6 67 (29.78%) VMware
7 53 (23.56%) HP
8 45 (20.00%) Citrix
9 42 (18.67%) Infoblox
10 33 (14.67%) Imperva
11 31 (13.78%) SolarWinds
12 29 (12.89%) BMC
13 24 (10.67%) TippingPoint
14 22 (9.78%) McAfee
14 22 (9.78%) Nokia
15 20 (8.89%) Red Hat
16 18 (8.00%) Fortinet
17 16 (7.11%) Riverbed
17 16 (7.11%) Microsoft
18 10 (4.44%) EMC
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Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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